October 2005 was the highest-grossing month ever for trade between the
and its NAFTA partners,
The North American Free Trade Agreement spawned $42.1 billion in
surface trade with
and $21.9 billion with
during the month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The U.S. DOT reported that trucks haul 63 percent of
and 79 percent of exports. The U.S. DOT gets its numbers from the Bureau of
Transportation Statistics, which announced that NAFTA has boosted surface trade
by more than 90 percent since it went into effect in 1994.
September 2005 had set the previous record with $61.2 billion in NAFTA
trading. Officials are waiting to see how November 2005 fared.